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Over 400 participants expected to attend annual brain tumor research 5K Saturday at UD

The annual brain tumor research 5K is being held Saturday morning at the University of Dayton Humanities Plaza located at 300 College Park, according to a release.

Registration is at 9:00 a.m., the run starts at 10:00 a.m., and the after-race party starts at 11:30 a.m.

The 7th Annual ‘Hope... It’s A Beach Thing’ 5K and After-Race Party is to raise money and awareness for brain tumor research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a fundraising organization also known as Jimmy Fund, the release stated.

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This event started in honor of Tim Beach, a two-time UD alumnus and avid Flyer’s fan who passed away in 2012 from a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. 

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This year’s event is expected to have roughly 450 participants, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to supporting brain tumor research led by Dr. David Reardon, who is world renowned for his work in the Center for Neuro-oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

To date, $310,000 has been donated to critical brain tumor research to the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, the release stated.

Anyone wanting to register for the 5K or donate, visit www.hopeitsabeachthing.com.

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